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Viral Video: Pants May Be on the Ground–But Web Views Are Way Up!

*Jan 18 - 00:10*

The bizarre but catchy “Pants on the Ground” rap song performance by Atlanta’s Larry Platt, delivered with verve during an audition for the “American Idol” television competition, now has two million views on YouTube and has spurred a plethora of comic knockoffs.

You can see the original below, as well as Jimmy Fallon’s version, in which he channels Neil Young. Surprisingly, it’s pretty decent.

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